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Enjoy this "Wall of Book Reviews"!
 
  
  
 

Books just read, being read or at hand to be read
April 12, 2010
 
 
 
 
Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA
 
 
Generosity: An Enhancement

From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

The Vision Revolution: How the Latest Research Overturns Everything We Thought We Knew About Human Vision

Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention

Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?)

 

On my wish list:

Giant Molecules: From Nylon to Nanotubes

The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs

Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank

Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation

Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places

 



All time favorites in no particular order
 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
 
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
A fabulous book, very anthropological, looking at what it may have been that allowed the Europeans to make great strides in civilization advancement.  Basically, it's latitude.  Great book. 
 
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
 
Hyperspace by Michio Kaku
 
 
The Code Book by Simon Singh
 
Krakatoa by Simon Winchester
 
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
 
Stiff by Mary Roach
 
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
 
Microcosm by Carl Zimmer
 
 
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I have also been known to read fiction...here are some of my favorites, mostly in audio form
 
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts read by Humphrey Bower (also read the usual way)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel, read by Kerry Shale
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, read unabridged by Davina Porter
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, read by Jim Dale
 

Video Reviews I have done!
In chronological order

Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole my Mother's Boyfriend by Barbara Oakley

Science Books are a Girl's Best Friend--Joanne went shopping!

Mary Roach is the David Sedaris of Science: a review of Stiff, Spook and Bonk

The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way, Newton at the Center and Einstein Adds a New Dimension by Joy Hakim

Death from the Skies! These are the Ways the World will End by Philip Plait

Candid Science: Conversations with Famous Scientists by Istvan Hargittai

Chasing Science: Science as a Spectator Sport by Frederick Pohl

Microcosmos by Brandon Broll

Microcosm by Carl Zimmer

Blank Spots on the Map by Trevor Paglen

Life in the Soil by James Nardi
 
The Pluto Files by Neil DeGrasse Tyson 
 
The Well Dressed Ape by Hannah Holmes
 
Bad Science/Lies, Damned Lies, and Science by Ben Goldacre/Sherry Seethaler
 
Mean and Lowly Things by Kate Jackson
 
Doubt is Their Product by David Michaels 
 
Mad Science by Theo Gray 
 
 
The Why Files by David Tennenbaum
 
Dread by Philip Alcabes
 
Krakatoa by Simon Winchester
 
The Math Book and the Geek Atlas by Clifford Pickover and John C. Graham
 
 
Age of Entanglement by Louisa Guilder
 
Uranium Wars by Amir D. Aczel
The Elements by Theo Gray
 
SuperSense by Bruce M. Hood
 
Collider by Paul Halpern and Voyage to the Heart of Matter
 
I see Rude People by Amy Alkon
 
Brief, Briefer...and Better Science (Hawking, Bryson, Isaacson)
 
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
 
 
The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
 
 
 

 


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